In this Collection, you get to know the 10 most beautiful Tours around the Tyrolean Achensee on exciting via ferrata and picturesque hiking trails. The best part? Wherever you roam or stand, you can enjoy a fantastic view.
Nestled between the Rofan and Karwendel mountains, the Achensee has been a popular hiking area for a long time thanks to its beautiful pastures and hiking trails. Again and again, you are greeted by a panorama of the deep blue lake, known as the ‘Tyrolean Sea’, and the impressive mountain peaks.
With 500 kilometres (310 miles) of marked and well-maintained hiking trails that range in difficulty, the region offers a unique nature experience for everyone. The Rofan mountains to the east of the Achensee are spectacularly rugged, yet friendly at the same time. To the west, in the largest nature reserve in the Northern Alps – Nature Park Karwendel – there is a huge diversity of flora and fauna. More golden eagles live here than anywhere else in the Alps.
Whichever route you choose, you are guaranteed a great outdoor adventure.
This special via ferrata takes you to the five central peaks of the Rofan Mountains. You can climb all the peaks individually and possibly abort your tour earlier. Beginners and newcomers to via ferrata do not necessarily have to complete the entire two-kilometer trip in one go. Doing the entire tour in one go is reserved for experienced via ferrata. Depending on your condition and experience, you will be on the road for about six to eight hours.
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The view from De Juifen between Achental and the Karwendel Mountains is truly breathtaking. Via a well-signposted hiking trail it is uphill to the 1,988 meter high Juifen. First you walk from Achental (municipality of Achenkirch) through a piece of forest and then through extensive mountain meadows up to the Juifen. Above you have a fantastic view of the rugged peaks of the Karwendel and the Rofan Mountains.
This Tour follows one of the most beautiful routes in Tyrol along the western shore of the Achensee. From Achenkirch you always hike slightly up and down via an excellent mountain path (partly with stairs and railings) to the Gaisalm, the only alp in Tyrol that can only be reached on foot or by boat. Expect a beautiful landscape with small waterfalls, mixed forests and alluvial plains, which stretch into the "Tyrolean fjord".
The starting point of this beautiful hike is at the valley station of the "Rofanseilbahn". You walk past Naturhotel Alpenblick to the wooden bridge. After the bridge, take the left forest path (signpost) and after about 300 meters there is a narrower footpath to the right (signpost). Through sharp bends you arrive at the Durraalm (not exploited) and along the Durrawand you continue via a rocky path to the exploited Dalfazalm.
The Bärenkopf offers a fantastic view of the Achensee and the peaks of the Rofan and Karwendel mountains. A truly beautiful and varied hike to the summit that is 1,991 meters high. From Gasthof St. Hubertus (car park about 200 meters away), the slightly ascending path leads to the Rodlhütte-Bärenbadalm exit, past some of the 18 stations of the "Besinnungsweg" (reflection route).
From Alpengenusshof Gramaialm you walk to the picturesque Gramaihoch army. From there, the walking route runs to the right via the Almböden through an area with creeping pines. The route follows the ridge up and you walk along the steep slope to the top of the Sonnjoch with its breathtaking view.
This Tour is a good tour for experienced hikers. From the toll point at the beginning of the Karwendeldalen you walk via the toll road towards Pletzachalm to the foot of the Feilkopf, where you will see a small parking lot on the left. From this point the route leads uphill first through a young forest and then to the forest path towards the exploited Feilalm. From the alm you follow the path to the top.
You start on the banks of the Achensee. From there you immediately take the "Besinnungsweg" (reflection route). On the two-kilometer-long hiking trail you walk in the footsteps of Saint Notburga, a pious and courageous woman. The eighteen stops are a great place for reflection.Saint Notburga is the only saint in Tyrol. Her skeleton is on the main altar of the parish church of St. Notburga in Eben (Maurach).